Secure a Knot & Tie Off Thread

Tie a strong knot to secure thread in the needle, doubling if desired. Learn secure a knot and tie off thread to hand sew stitches from a fashion designer in this free sewing video.

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Video Transcript

Now I'm going to show you before we get started how to do two things that are very important, number one, how to secure a knot in the beginning when you are starting to sew and then number two how to secure and tie off your stitch. Here I have threaded the needle. I put the thread in the eye of the needle and I always sew double so what I'm doing here is I'm pulling the thread making it double so it's twice as strong. At the end to secure a knot, what you're going to do is fold it in half at about an inch and a half so you have that folded in half. You take your fingers, roll it, roll the thread together, and then you can make like a single knot. You make like a four shape right so I'm just putting it over here, crossing it over, and looping it through and this looks is a regular knot and pulling it tight and then I clip at the knot. Clip the excess off and then you're ready to go. On the flip side, let's say you're finished. So this is your last stitch, what you're going to do is you pull it out of the fabric and then to secure the end and to tie it off what you're going to do is just take a little bit of the fabric, stick your needle in halfway, and then you're going to put your finger on the needle and you're going to wrap around it like three or four times and you want those wraps to go to the end, hold it with your finger and your thumb and then pull through, gently, and then tighten it, then you have a knot, and then you can trim it and that's how you end your stitch. So that's how we always begin and end each stitch. Now I'm going to go into each specific stitch.


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